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Date of Birth: January 30, 1897
Date of Death: December 16, 1965
Hometown: Oscoda, MI
Alma Mater: Kalamazoo College 
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|2/13/1935||Kentucky at Michigan State||L||26 - 32||10||11||13||13||0||0||-||Referee - Nick Kearns (DePauw) and Umpire - Dwight Rich (Colgate)|
Obituary - Lansing State Journal (December 17, 1965)
RICH, Dr. DWIGHT H.
707 Moores River Drive
Age 68 died Thursday at Lafayette, Ind. Born Jan. 30, 1897 at Michigan City, I.N., Dr. Rich served Lansing schools for 39 years and was superintendent for 17 years. He joined the Lansing school system in 1923 and served as teacher, athletic director before being appointed principal of Eastern High School when the school opened in 1928 serving until 1945. He was often called "Mr. Education in Michigan".
Dr. Rich was founder of the American Legion Boys' State Program, was instrumental in founding the Community College, now one of the largest Community Colleges in the state and directed Lansing Public Schools through their period of greatest expansion, 1945 to 1962. Lansing's Dwight H. Rich Junior High School was named in his honor at the time of his retirement.
He obtained his Bachelor of Arts Degree at Kalamazoo College in 1919. A veteran of World War I serving with U.S. Air Forces, he studied law at the University of Chicago and coach for Illinois Military Academy. He received his Masters Degree at Columbia University, 1926-27. A former president of Michigan Association of School Administrators and of the Associated Public School Systems. He later received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Kalamazoo College. He received a Michigan State University Centennial award in 1955, was named Lansing's "Citizen of the Year" in 1957 by the Chamber of Commerce, served 14 years with the Ingham County Selective Service Board and was active with Michigan State Troops during World War II.
Surviving are wife, Elanor A.; 3 daughters, Mrs. Richard K. Osborn, Ann Arbor; Mrs. Jack A. Wickham, Okemos, Mrs. William J. Gardner, Lansing; 10 grandchildren, William Joseph, Deborah, Lucinda and Daniel Dwight Gardner; Wendy and Jack Wickham Jr.; Mary David, Ann and Dwight Richard Osborn; one sister, Mrs. Adelaide Morrison, Wolverine Lake, Mich.
The body will be at the Gorsline-Runciman Funeral Home until Monday morning when it will be taken to the Plymouth Congregational Church where services will be held at 10 a.m. with Dr. Jesse Pindell Peirce officiating. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery. Graveside military services Capitol City Post No. 12. American Legion. Contributions may be made to the Dwight Rich Student Loan Fund of Lansing Community College or Plymouth Memorials Foundation of Plymouth Congregational Church.